Edward Tan

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EDWARD TAN, Violin

Edward Tan is first violinist in the newly formed Concordia Quartet, a professional string quartet based in Singapore.

Violinist Edward Tan holds a Master’s Degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s Degree with Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. In his time in the USA, he was privileged to learn from Oleh Krysa, Syoko Aki, as well as members of the Ying Quartet and Tokyo String Quartet. In the course of his studies at Yale, he received the Presser Foundation Award, a grant awarded to one promising musician each year.

Since returning home after his studies in 2012, he has been actively performing in both chamber and orchestral settings, regularly freelancing with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, and re:SOUND – where he is also a member of the Artistic Committee. Edward strongly believes in the importance of teaching the next generation of performers and audiences, and is a member of the violin faculty at the School of the Arts.

His love of education has also led him to conducting – he is Associate Conductor of The Musicians’ Initiative, and currently conducts string ensembles at four secondary schools. He has also been a guest conductor for groups such as The Philharmonic Orchestra, Asian Contemporary Ensemble, and the Combined Schools MEP Orchestra.

Edward plays on Carlo Carletti, 1920.

The Concordia Quartet

Theophilus Tan

Cello

Matthias Östringer

Viola

Kim Kyu Ri

Violin

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